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7-Year-Old Boy Steals Car to Avoid Church

Police in Utah say a 7-year-old boy led officers on a chase after stealing his father’s car to avoid going to church.

Weber County Sheriff's Capt. Klint Anderson said dispatchers received calls of a child driving recklessly. One witness saw the boy drive through a stop sign and almost hit another driver.

Authorites attempted to apprehend the boy, but were unsuccessful.

The car reached 40 mph before the boy stopped in his driveway and ran inside his home.

When confronted, he said he stole the car because he didn’t want to go to church.

The child is too young to prosecute and no citations were issued.

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